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Project Fairy: Discover a brand new magical adventure from Jacqueline Wilson

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Then and there, they realise that their father didn’t deserve them and their peaceful, cosy warm lives.

I have to say it was pretty disappointing as I quite enjoyed the start of it, showing Mabs' life of how she's bullied in school and all, but things got pretty boring once it got to the fairy part and the whole interaction between Mabs and Bindweed, as it just dragged on too much, focusing on the same scene of their conversation, no really progression or anything, as I was hoping there's be more of Mabs' school life and all, but the next few chapters seemed to just be focusing on the conversation between Mabs and Bindweed, and so was kinda boring.Before the start of the book, she had a breakdown after Mab's dad left them, and it caused Mab and her little brother Robin to be put into care, and a foster home for a bit. They continue living on, with their mums new boyfriend and Bindweed meeting her cult, I mean family, once again. But later on, he is kind and sweet to her; it's only the adjustment period that had stressed him out, and made him distant and seemingly scary.

At least there is no sign of any abusive parent apologist BS that unfortunately plagues quite a lot of JW's books - 'The Illustrated Mum', 'Lily Alone', 'Secrets', 'The Diamond Girls', 'Love Lessons', 'The Suitcase Kid', 'Best Friends', 'The Bed and Breakfast Star', 'Little Darlings', and of course 'Opal Plumstead' (I'm still seething) - which I'm sure is unintentional, it's just something I've noticed. I love how she mixed the real-life feelings of a child dealing with bullies at school and an absent father with the fantasy world of fairies and magic. Huge fan of Jacqueline Wilson for the past 20 years, but sad to say this was one book I enjoyed a lot less. At those times, the care system stoops in to look after the siblings, with her mother's recovery their main priority.When her dad leaves her very early and gets a new family, Mab, her brother and her mother start to feel ill. I don’t like to include spoilers in any of my reviews so I will just say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book and like all the authors other works, the book managed to pull me in with the strong believable characters and plot even as an adult reader.

Featuring fairies, friendship and family; Project Fairy is a mesmerising story filled with magic and wonder that young readers won't forget in a hurry. Jackie's writing style, although has evolved over the years, keeps a similar structure, such as a non traditional home life/family, characters being themselves, even though it may not appear to be the "norm".But the family are in for an even bigger surprise when something tiny tumbles out from within the pages.

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